Conditions We Treat

Many patients don’t realize that symptoms within the forearm, wrist, and fingers may actually be caused by conditions located at the elbow. Complaints of numbness of the fingers and certain types of hand and finger weakness may be due to a nerve entrapment at the elbow. Similarly, pain associated with reaching into the refrigerator to hold a milk container, pain while typing or using a computer mouse, weakness of grip, and loss of movement at the wrist and fingers may be due to soft tissue injury at the elbow. Our practice evaluates and treats a variety of conditions related to the elbow joint, soft tissues, and nerves, which include the following:

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve disorder)
  • Supinator tunnel syndrome (radial nerve disorder)
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Myofascial disorders of the elbow and forearm

Diagnostic Tests

When x-rays of the elbow fail to diagnose the cause of a patient’s symptoms, this is often times because these symptoms are related to soft tissues or nerves, which cannot be identified using x-rays alone. Our practice utilizes specialized diagnostic testing in our office to provide timely and accurate diagnoses, leading to more effective treatment and quicker resolution of symptoms, including:

  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US)
  • Electrodiagnostic testing including nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG)


Depending upon the type of elbow related condition which is causing the symptoms, whether related to joint, soft tissue, or nerve, various treatment techniques may be utilized in an attempt to reduce symptoms and increase function of the upper limb. With the usage of ultrasound guidance for needle placement, injection procedures of various types may be performed with greater accuracy and an increased likelihood of a positive outcome, including:

  • Nerve blocks of the ulnar, radial, or median nerves
  • Injection and/or aspiration of the elbow joint or olecranon bursa
  • Injection for disorders of tendons and bursae
  • Trigger point injections